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Your search by 'Human Rights' identified 15 films


  • Alex and Ali

    Alex and Ali

    USA , 2014 , 83 min. Two improbable soul mates, an American Peace Corps volunteer and a handsome Iranian in pre-revolutionary Iran, become lovers-in-secret for ten years before they are forced to separate. Thirty-five years later, despite obstacles, they reunite and attempt to rekindle their relationship.... Read more
  • The Amina Profile

    The Amina Profile

    Canada , 2014 , 84 min. Catapulting viewers from intimate love story to international mystery, this markedly modern doc exposes the fluid reality of cyber life. Its questions about the unadulterated exhilaration of virtual love and cultural divides will leave you talking for days.... Read more
  • Audible

    Audible

    Iran , 2014 , 13 min. Set in Iran, this tale explores the possibilities of love far removed from the public arena, hidden in the shadows.... Read more
  • The Girl Bunnies. ROCKETSHIP.

    The Girl Bunnies. ROCKETSHIP.

    Canada , 2015 , 9 min. Two girl bunnies meet on a block of ice in space, become romantically smitten, and look for a way to cross the galaxy together.... Read more
  • Glow

    Glow

    USA , 2014 , 18 min. Three performers—a Korean American drag queen, a Chinese opera singer who plays male roles, and a mime—talk about their relationship to art and culture in this fascinating docu-narrative.... Read more
  • Kumu Hina: A Place in the Middle

    Kumu Hina: A Place in the Middle

    USA , 2014 , 24 min. This short is the true story of a young Hawaiian girl who aspires to become the leader of her school’s all-male hula troupe, and an inspiring teacher who uses traditional culture to empower her.... Read more
  • Olya's Love

    Olya's Love

    Russia , 2014 , 67 min. Moscow-based LGBTQ activist Olya is devoted to her girlfriend, Galya. But is the struggle against Russia’s homophobia her true love? This documentary judiciously explores the intersection of the idea of “freedom” in a couple’s public and personal lives.... Read more
  • Paper Thin

    Paper Thin

    UK , 2014 , 19 min. Part horror, part magical realism, Paper Thin is a subversive take on psychiatry, religious fundamentalism, and the power of fairy godmothers.... Read more
  • "Passing"

    Canada , 2015 , 22 min. Profiling the lives of three transmen of color, this short doc explores what life is like living as a black man, when no one knows you are transgender, and how each of them perceives their own journey with gender after many years of being presumed a cisman.... Read more
  • To Russia with Love

    To Russia with Love

    USA , 2014 , 80 min. As the 2014 Olympics in Sochi approached, LGBT athletes and broadcasters had to choose whether to protest Russia’s anti-gay legislation. This fast-moving, entertaining documentary follows skater-broadcaster Johnny Weir, Billie Jean King, and Olympic hopefuls as they navigate the choppy waters where sports and human rights intersect.... Read more
  • Tradesman’s Exit

    Tradesman’s Exit

    USA , 2015 , 12 min. Hank, an eccentric handyman with power tools and a temper, finds that taking things apart can be emotionally cathartic, in this San Francisco-made zinger.... Read more
  • The Typist

    The Typist

    USA , 2014 , 7 min. A gay Korean War Veteran reflects on his time as the office clerk tasked with writing the discharges of outed gay seamen in this gorgeous historical doc.... Read more
  • Victory Day

    Victory Day

    Russia , 2014 , 29 min. While most Russians celebrate the annual Victory Day by commemorating their country’s defeat of Nazi Germany decades ago, six gay and lesbian couples share their own stories of government-instituted oppression. In-home interviews reveal the domesticity and normalcy of these ardent pairs, juxtaposed with clips of homophobic Russians in power and the raucous celebrations just outside the windo... Read more
  • Visible Silence

    Visible Silence

    USA , 2015 , 42 min. A delicate but probing look at “tom” and “dee” lesbians in Thailand, as they confront expectations to conform to a rigidly gender-assigned society. Silent but visible within it, they speak to us from a rich variety of experience.... Read more
  • The Year We Thought About Love

    The Year We Thought About Love

    USA , 2014 , 68 min. Boston LGBTQ youth troupe True Colors: Out Youth Theater produces and performs a play that tackles the difficult topic of love. This inspiring doc celebrates the powerful work of a troupe that believes, above all else, the show must go on!... Read more